HISTORY AND HUMAN RELATIONS "whole predicament in which the human race is standing. .When the war is over, however, a time of healing ought to come, and it is our duty to carry all our problems ta further analysis. Politicians, in the hurry of affairs and in the stress of conflict, may hardly have an oppor- tunity to cover the problem in an all-embracing survey, for we must regard them as generally acting under great pressures. We in universities, however—and especially those of us who study history—have a dflty to think in longer terms and seize upon the problem precisely where the difficulties are most challenging. We ought to be straining our minds to think of new things and to enlarge the bounds of understanding; for though our enlarged understanding of the problem will not necessarily prevent war, it may remove some of the unwisdom which has made victory itself so much more disappointing in its results than it otherwise might have been.